Friday, April 15, 2011

It's My Mama's Birthday Y'all!

Y'all please join me in wishing my Mama 'Miss Pauline' a Happy Birthday! She's 88 years old today!!! Here's a recent photo of Mama...Martha Pauline Clifton Sessums--born and raised and lived her whole life in Georgia. Mama is the epitome of a Southern Lady. She loves the Lord. She loves her family. And...like all other Southern ladies, she loves to shop and entertain. Now, when Mama was younger, she never spoke of her age. Even her relatives had no idea of her exact age:-) Not the case now! Every year it's "You know I'll soon be 85, 86, 87", et cetera. She lets us all know she is now the Matriarch of her family. Bless her heart, even today, she still thinks of others first...delivering her homemade cakes and pies to friends, neighbors, and relatives; shopping for bridal and baby gifts, and so forth. Mama taught me that...Do a little something everyday to make someone happy! If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know that something else Mama taught me was to "Never show up empty-handed at someone's door!" It's all these little things that Mama taught me that I'll be remembering today..."Things Mama Says." If you follow me on Twitter, you can read all about them! Thank you for visiting with me today!

39 comments:

Mrs. Lynch said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline!!! You can always know how amazing a mom is by her children.And I can tell your mom is amazing!!!

Preppy 101 said...

Happy Birthday to your precious Southern Belle Mama. XOXO

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline! May your day be filled with many blessings. You look like a beautiful Georgia peach of a lady in this photo!

Glitterista said...

Wishing Miss Pauline a fabulous birthday! Hope y'all have wonderful family celebrations. :)

linda said...

She is gorgeous! Happy Birthday Miss Pauline!
-linda,ny

Lori said...

Joining in Happy Birthday, she looks fabulous!

The Doxie Diaries said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline!! She is a beautiful woman. I know you are VERY proud of your Mama.

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

Tammy B said...

What a wonderful Southern Lady! Happy Birthday, Miss Pauline!!!

Hines-Sight said...

What a wonderful photo! Happy Birthday to Miss Pauline.

Lovely lady.

Sue Giannotta said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline! Seeing this beautiful picture of you is so much fun. Your beautiful daughter has been inspirational to me and I will now add this image of you to my list of inspirations.
I am loving your advice to Miss Janice to do a little something for someone every day. What a lovely way to live your life.
xoxo

Tricia said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet momma! I love her comment about always doing a little something for someone each day. It definitely warms the heart. Hope she has a wonderful celebration!

jeanie said...

Happy Birthday to the beautiful Miss Pauline! Hope it's an extra special day!!

tomwklose said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Sessums!!!! May God bless you with many more...

Gracie Beth said...

Happy birthday to your darling Mama!

I Do Declare said...

What a pretty lady! Happy Birthday to your mama!

suburban prep said...

Happy birthday and many more !!

AngelaV said...

What a lovely lady. Happy Birthday and many more!!

Farrah said...

Elderly Southern ladies are so special. Happy birthday, Miss Pauline! Thank you Miss Janice for sharing her with us.

Teresa Jane said...

Miss Pauline, you're always so nice to me. I hope you have a fabulous birthday. Love, Teresa Jane

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline!
Have a wonderful day.

JulesTX said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline !

You'd be pleased to know that the "something nice" your daughter did today was letting us all know more about you.
Enjoy your day !

crybabydarling said...

How wonderful...Happy Birthday Miss Pauline.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother :)

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline! What a beautiful lady, in every sense of the word. Miss Janice, you are so blessed to have your mama with you. My mom has been gone 31 years this month and I still miss her.

Bea said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Pauline! She looks beautiful and I love her advice of doing a little something everyday to make someone happy... I can see "The apple never falls far from the tree", Miss Janice!

The 5 Bickies said...

She is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your Mama!

Steph said...

Please wish your mama a Happy Birthday! She is just gorgeous!

Her Preppiness said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely Mother. She raised a wonderful daughter.

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Wishin' your dear Mama the happiest of birthdays! She looks fabulous. I hope her day is filled with joy.

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Pauline! Mamas are so special..they teach us all the important things in life! They are the catalyst for all our traditions. She is just the cutest Georgia Peach...Bless her heart!

lorrwill said...

A very happy birthday Miss Pauline!

Beth Dunn said...

She's as classy as you!
xoxo
SC

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I hope that your sweet mama had a wonderful day full of joy!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! My great grandmother's maiden name was Sessums. As we say in East Texas - we could probably rake up kin.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Miss Janice -- Your mother is just lovely. I hope her birthday brings her many joys and blessings!

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother! She is just lovely!

Royar said...

A very happy belated birthday to your precious Mama! XOXO

LPC said...

Happy Birthday Miss Pauline! Your loveliness inspires me.

9405018--Pat said...

Sorry I'm late But Happy Birthday to your precious mom. Hope she had a wonderful day! Pat H